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Stardust (2007)



Critic Consensus: A faithful interpretation that captures the spirit of whimsy, action, and off-kilter humor of Neil Gaiman, Stardust juggles multiple genres and tones to create a fantastical experience.

Movie Info

The sleepy English village of Wall is so named for the cobblestone wall that has, for eons, kept the villagers safely apart form the supernatural parallel universe that lies just on the other side. It is here that young Tristan Thorne makes a wild-eyed promise to the prettiest girl in the village, whose heart he hopes to win: that he will bring her back a fallen star. Now, in order to make good on his promise, Tristan will have to cross the forbidden wall, and enter a mysterious kingdom lit by unending magic and unfolding legends. In this fantastical realm known as Stormhold, Tristan discovers that the fallen star is not at all what he expected but a spirited young woman injured by her cosmic tumble. Now, she is in terrible danger--sought after by colossal powers including the King's scheming sons for whom only she can secure the throne; and a chillingly powerful witch desperate to use the star to achieve eternal youth and beauty. As Tristan sets out to protect the star and bring her back to his beloved on the other side of the wall, he encounters with a pirate captain and a shady trader, among other surprises. But if he can survive, Tristan will also uncover the secret key to his own identity and a fate beyond his wildest dreams.more
Rating: PG-13 (for fantasy violence and some risque humor)
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction & Fantasy
Directed By: , ,
Written By: Neil Gaiman, Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn, Nicholas Le Provost
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 18, 2007
Box Office: $38.2M
Paramount Pictures - Official Site


Charlie Cox
as Tristan Thorne
Robert De Niro
as Captain Shakespeare
Sienna Miller
as Victoria
Ricky Gervais
as Ferdy the Fence
Peter O'Toole
as The King
Kate Magowan
as Slave Girl - Una
Nathaniel Parker
as Dunstan Thorne
Bimbo Hart
as Young Scientist
Alastair MacIntosh
as Victorian Academic
Ben Barnes
as Young Dunstan
Melanie Hill
as Ditchwater Sal
Geoff Bell
as Receptionist
Henry Cavill
as Humphrey
Mark Burns
as New Bishop
Ian McKellen
as Narrator
Frank Ellis
as Mr. Monday
Mark Heap
as Tertius
George Innes
as Soothsayer
Jake Curran
as Bernard
Olivia Grant (V)
as Girl Bernard
Coco Sumner
as Yvaine's Sister
Dexter Fletcher
as Skinny Pirate
Terry Murphy
as Old Pirate
as Pirate
Frank Ellis
as Mr. Monday
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News & Interviews for Stardust

Critic Reviews for Stardust

All Critics (195) | Top Critics (45)

Like the star that falls to Earth near the beginning of the movie, Stardust is glittery and pretty and possesses its own pleasing-enough personality, but it won't set the world on fire.

Full Review… | December 19, 2007
Top Critic

Low-budget sci-fi disaster with some swearing.

Full Review… | July 25, 2012
Common Sense Media

This star is not as much of a beauty as it could have been.

Full Review… | February 13, 2009
JoBlo's Movie Emporium

The oddball elements may surprise viewers expecting something a bit more ordinary in approach, but the surprise should be a pleasant one.

Full Review… | July 13, 2008

There was just enough connection between Claire Danes and Charlie Cox that happily ever after is exactly what I wanted.

Full Review… | March 3, 2008
The Scorecard Review

Stardust is nothing short of pure magic.

Full Review… | February 28, 2008
Colorado Springs Gazette

Audience Reviews for Stardust

Just watched this again for the 5000th time this time on blu ray and it again is just an amazingly fun movie!! Directed my Matthew Vaughn (Kick-Ass), it is one of my all time favorites. What do stars do? They shine and the stars of this movie do from Robert De Niro to Michelle Pfeiffer. All around great movie!!

John Manard

Super Reviewer

An average fantasy but: sweeping photography of panoramic vistas aplenty, a collection of ghosts adding Greek chorus commentary about the action, and Michelle Pfieffer's glorious head witch.

Kevin M. Williams

Super Reviewer

Whimsical, fantastic, and mythical only in the way Neil Gaiman can write it. This adaptation from his book of the same name is perfectly fun and romantic. It's a mix between "The Princess Bride" and "Ella Enchanted," a film that evokes childhood fairytales as well as the adult nature of the original Grimm's Fairytales. There's every number of characters, including witches, sky pirates, warring princes, and a fallen star turned beautiful young woman. With stunning visuals, catty humor, and a lovable romantic pair this is a must-see film for all ages. The main problems I had with the film was the strange, slightly homophobic humor of Robert De Niro cross-dressing and putting on a "sissy" voice, and the complexity of the plot, which could have been better condensed for the film adaptation. Otherwise this was a fun, magical journey.

Spencer S.

Super Reviewer

Stardust Quotes

Humphrey: You just bought yourself a death wish.
– Submitted by Lucas B (3 years ago)
Narrator: They ruled for 80 years. But no man can live forever, except he who possesses the heart of a star, and Yvaine had given hers to Tristan completely. When their children and grandchildren were grown, it was time to light the Babylon Candle. And they still live happily ever after.
– Submitted by MarieBella C (3 years ago)
Yvaine: You've got a Babylon candle.
Tristan: Yeah, I have a bubbling candle.
Yvaine: A *Babylon* candle.
Tristan: That's what I said.
Yvaine: You said 'bubbling'.
– Submitted by Maria Y (4 years ago)
Tristan: Did you really mean what you said in the caravan?
Yvaine: What I...? But... You were a mouse! You were a mouse... you wanted cheese! You didn't... I asked you to give me a sign!
Tristan: And risk you being too embarrassed to keep saying such lovely things?
– Submitted by Maria Y (4 years ago)

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